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Today we share a story from Bobby Whitescarver, of Whitescarver Natural Resources Management, about recent work to study and mitigate the effects of a mercury leak on tree swallows in Virginia. The projects are funded by a settlement with DuPont, the synthetic fiber production plant responsible for the leak.

Human, animal, and environmental health are all linked. Learn how the threatened bog turtle is bringing scientists together to promote and protect biodiversity.

This story is a part of a Native American Blog Series in observance of National Native American Heritage Month. During the peak of fall in September, visitors to the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge time-traveled to the ancient Native American heritage site of the Norwottuck people (who belong to the Algonquin Native American culture). Travelers stepped back 8,000 years to discover that many Native… Read More